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Jay McInerney (born in 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut and christened John Barrett McInerney, Jr.) is an American writer. He returned to Greenwich Village, New York City after living near Nashville with his third wife. He was one of the Brat Pack authors. He has two children, Maisie McInerney and John Barrett McInerney III. Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Official website: www. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... The Brat Pack was the name given to novelists Bret Easton Ellis, Jay McInerney and Tama Janowitz as a media epiphet borrowed from the Brat Pack actors of the era. ...


His works include Bright Lights, Big City; Ransom; Story of My Life; Brightness Falls; and The Last of the Savages. He also edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices and wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adapation of Bright Lights, Big City, which starred Michael J. Fox. He also wrote the screenplay for Gia which starred Angelina Jolie and Faye Dunaway. His latest novel was released in January 2006, and is titled The Good Life. Michael J. Fox on the cover of his book, Lucky Man Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian-born actor, made famous by his roles as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties from which... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Faye Dunaway at Cannes, 2001 Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning actress. ...


McInerney’s career began with the zeitgeist, Bright Lights, Big City the title of which his then-wife, Merry, thought up when she was a grad student at Syracuse University (it is also the title of a famous blues song by Jimmy Reed). Published in 1984, it was unique at that time for its depiction of cocaine culture in second person narrative. Bright Lights, Big City established his reputation as part of a new generation of writers, labelled the ‘literary brat pack' by the media. After the successful publication of Bright Lights, Big City, publishers started looking for similar works about young people in urban settings. Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero published at the time was initially promoted as following McInerney’s example, further helping the press to seal the image of the new ‘Brat Pack' writers. Throughout his career McInerney has struggled against the strong, almost indelible, image of himself as both the author and protagonist of Bright Lights, Big City. ‘There's always been a personal element to my critical reception as a writer; people say that I'm too much of a public figure, too successful. My relationship with the press is an odd hall of mirrors.’ – Beatrice Interview, by Ron Hogan, 1997 (see [[1]]). Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Jimmy Reed James Jimmy Mathis Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976) was an important United States blues singer notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. ... The Brat Pack was the name given to novelists Bret Easton Ellis, Jay McInerney and Tama Janowitz as a media epiphet borrowed from the Brat Pack actors of the era. ... Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ...


He was mentioned as an icon for the 1980s on the television comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the episode "Hobgoblins". Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999), usually abbreviated MST3K, is a cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson featuring a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a satellite in space and forced to watch particularly bad movies. ...

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Bibliography

  • Bright Lights, Big City (1984)
  • Ransom (1985)
  • Story of My Life (1989)
  • Brightness Falls (1993)
  • The Last of the Savages (1997)
  • Model Behavior (2000])
  • How It Ended (2001)
  • Bacchus and Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar (2002)
  • The Good Life (2006)

Story of My Life is a novel published in 1988 by the American author Jay McInerney. ... Published in 1993, Brightness Falls is Jay McInerneys fourth novel. ...

Films

  • Bright Lights, Big City was made into a film in 1988, directed by James Bridges and starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland and Phoebe Cates. McInerney wrote the screenplay.
  • The ‘cocaine’ that Fox snorted in the film Bright Lights, Big City was really powdered milk.
  • The name of Fox's character, Jamie Conway, supposedly is an anagram of author Jay McInerney's name (it does not really work out, giving "Jay McIne-" with the letters a, o and w left over). In the novel, the primary character's name is never given and is referred to only in the second person ("you").

Michael J. Fox on the cover of his book, Lucky Man Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian-born actor, made famous by his roles as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties from which... Sutherland as Jack Bauer on 24 Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Phoebe Cates (born July 16, 1963) is an American film actress who, by her description, has retired from acting to be a full-time mother. ... An anagram (Greek ana- = back or again, and graphein = to write) is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce other words, using all the original letters exactly once. ...

Trivia

Bret Easton Ellis used McInerney’s character Alison Poole (from Story Of My Life), in his novel Glamorama: Victor Ward (a character from Ellis' novel The Rules of Attraction) is having an affair with Alison in the first part of Glamorama, which is set, of course, in NYC. Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ...


McInerney studied writing with Raymond Carver, and worked as a fact-checker at The New Yorker, much like his unnamed protagonist in Bright Lights, Big City. Raymond Carver Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. ... The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted most years on the magazines anniversary. ...


McInerney himself has a cameo role in Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park, attending the Halloween party Bret hosts at his home annually. Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ...


External links

  • [2] Publisher's Website (with a book tour podcast)
  • [3] Author's homepage
  • [4] Interview with Guardian (UK) from 2000
  • [5] IMDB

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Jay McInerney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
Jay McInerney (born 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American writer.
McInerney’s career began with the zeitgeist, Bright Lights, Big City the title of which his then-wife Merry McInerney thought up when she was a grad student at Syracuse University (it is also the title of a famous blues song by Jimmy Reed).
Bret Easton Ellis used McInerney’s character Alison Poole (Story Of My Life), in his novel Glamorama: Victor Ward (a character from Ellis’ novel The Rules of Attraction) is having an affair with Alison in the first part of the book set in NYC.
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